Leotax Merite Camera Case – 1959

Here’s a beautiful leather camera case for the Leotax Merite and Elite. The quality of its construction is evident even after 60 years of use (gentle use). The Merite was a 35mm rangefinder camera built by the Leotax Camera Company in the Leica style.


A beautiful leather camera case from around early 1959.


Excellent materials and attention to detail.


Quality stitching throughout.


The bottom half of the case was attached by a patented hinge assembly that quickly detached from the top half.

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Advertising flyer for the Leotax Merite. The camera and lens sold for 42,500 JPY which was about $118 in 1959. The case went for an additional 1,800 JPY which was $5

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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